DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Insists That Chain-Link Pens Are Not Cages – GQ

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Insists That Chain-Link Pens Are Not Cages – GQ

The most shocking part of her testimony came when Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey asked Nielsen how the chain-link enclosures used to hold children differed from cages for dogs. Nielsen repeatedly insisted that DHS never put children in cages, even telling committee chair Bennie Johnson, “To my knowledge, CBP never put a child in a cage.” Her response to Watson Coleman was that the “detention spaces” for children were “bigger” and provided amenities and room to sit and stand.

“So does my dog’s cage,” Watson Coleman said, and abruptly ended her questioning.

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